I am an oil painter from Warwick, specialising in portraits and figurative painting. My work explores vulnerability, humanity and emotional connection. I seek to give voice to human experiences that are normally hidden and to explore the parts of life that aren’t spoken of, despite being universal. My images often provoke a feeling of intimacy between the sitter and the viewer and my painting style uses strong light sources and deep contrast to create drama.
I am inspired by painters such as Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville and John Singer Sargant. The thing that inspires me most is a person's story and their life experience.
I work exclusively with oil paints, using expressive brush strokes and deep contrast.